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Updated: Apr 1

European Seminar on Deer Biology Slovakia 2024


The Slovak Association of Deer Farming invites you to a scientific international seminar connected with a workshop.

Venue: Smolenice castle, Zámocká 18, 919 04 Smolenice

Date of venue: 4.10.2024 – 6.10.2024



Check In 16:00 * arrival of participants and dinner

5.10.2024 / Scientific Part

Plennary session

  • Opening ceremony

  • Invited lecture: The use and potential of antlers/velvet in medicin

Scientific Session

  • Genetics and genomics of red deer in Europe

  • Nutrition and feeding of deer at different levels of breeding intensity

  • Veterinary service and health at the deer farm

  • Traceability and food production from venison

  • Legislative regulations regarding deer breeding in the EU

  • Farm technology and reproduction biotechnology in deer farming

Gala dinner

All sessions accept theatre and poster presentations.

All accepted submissions will be published in the monothematic issue of per-reviewed scientific journal Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica dedicated to the deer biology and technology, therefore all authors are invited to follow Guide for Authors of scientific journal Acta Fytotechnica et Zootechnica (SCOPUS) when preparing submissions.

6.10.2024 / Workshop

09:00 – 12:00 Technical tour 1: From semen to intensified reproduction

  • Animal Reproduction Centre – Excell Breeding Services

  • Collection and examination of deer sperm at a deer farm

  • Practical demonstration of insemination of hind at a deer farm

09:00 – 12:00 Technical tour 2: From venison to fork

  • Game Park Balunky

  • Deer slaughterhouse, carcass dressing

  • Game/ venison meat processing, production of venison products

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